Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And I well up at long distance commercials too...

Just watched a replay of Alexandre Bilodeau receiving the first gold medal ever to be awarded to a Canadian on home soil. The crowd was going wild and he looked like he was in another dimension while his anthem was played.  Absolutely brilliant. 


Moments like these are why I love the Olympics... I'm a total sucker for the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and a touching athlete back story.  I must be a TV producer's dream viewer because it takes about 0.11 milliseconds for me to get sucked in.


Know what else I love about the Olympics these days? Blitzing through 5 hours of coverage in less than half the time courtesy the magical powers of the DVR FF> button.


Getting sucked in, easy.  Staying sucked in... not so much.


  1. Good for you! There's nothing wrong with being a little emotional, crying tv tears. I'm notorious for movie tears. The worst...when I was pregnant for Keenan, watching Homeward Bound...the movie about two dogs and a cat lost in the wilderness trying to get back to their family. Buckets. Just buckets.

  2. ~"I'm a total sucker for the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and a touching athlete back story"~

    Yea, me too! Constantly scanning the horizon for inspiration am I and you know, there's plenty out there as long as you know where to look. I'll have to catch this one on Hulu or something. Thanks!

    I go away for a few days and you've redecorated the place. Looks nice.

  3. Thanks Rob! I'm learning how to modify the template to make it more my own.

  4. I cannot wait to watch Sean White snowboard tonight. I know he is not Canadian, but it should be AWESOME. Thanks, as always for stopping by my blog...where I air my dirty laundry.